2018 - 10th RIMM - 5th Mirecourt International Violin Competition


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The Chariman of the Jury will be Krzystof Wegrzyn (Poland) and it will be composed by world known musicians and violin teachers: Harald Herzl (Austria), Alissa Margulis (Germany), Petru Munteanu (Germany),  Marianne Piketty (France), Weidong Tong (China) et Ulf Wallin (Sweden).

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Pianists for accompaniement

The pianists for accompaniement of the semi-finalists will be Antoine de Grolée and Roger Sala.


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Rewards and recognitions

  • 1st prize: 5 000 €
  • 2nd prize: 3 000 €
  • 3rd prize: 1 000 €
  • 4th prize: 500 €
  • Special Prize of the Jury: a modern bow from Emmanuel Carlier, value 4 300 €.
  • Special Prize Durand-Salabert-Eschig for the best interpretation of the contemporary piece: a purchase voucher of 250 € for music scores.
  • Special Prize Durand-Salabert-Eschig for the best interpretation of the French sonata: a purchase voucher of 250 € for music scores.


Public Master Classes provided by Harald Herzl, Alissa Margulis, Petru Munteanu, Marianne Piketty, Weidong Tong, Ulf Wallin, Krzysztof Wegrzyn will be proposed to the candidates on Tuesday, November 13th and on Thursday November 15th.












  1. The Mirecourt International Violin Competition organized by the Jeunesses Musicales de Mirecourt will take place from Friday, November 9th to Friday, November 16th, 2018 in Mirecourt (France). The candidates need to be present at the introduction ceremony on Friday November 9th at 5:30pm.
  2. The semi-finalists who are not selected for the finale will play a Gala Concert which will take place at the Concert Hall La Rotonde in Thaon-les-Vosges on Friday November 16th after the finale and before the announcement of the results.
  3. The competition is open to violinists from all nationalities, born after the 9th November 1992.
  4. The competition consists of a pre-selection on documents, 2 eliminatory rounds and a finale. The total number of candidates is limited to 35. All the rounds will be open to public.
  5. Drawing lots shall determine the order of performances of the candidates.
  6. The program attached to registration has to be confirmed by September 10, 2018 at the latest.
  7. A pianist will be provided to the candidates for accompaniment during the semi-finale. Only one rehearsal will be organized before the semi-finale. If the candidate prefers a pianist of his own choice, it will be at his charge.
  8. The final round will be preceded by a rehearsal with the Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy on Thursday, November 15 in Nancy. The travel expenses will be at the competition organizers’ charge.
  9. Performances have to be run by heart except for the sonatas and the contemporary piece. Each piece can be played only once.
  10. The competition as well as the final concert can be partly or entirely photographed or recorded and broadcasted live or recorded on any media selected by the organizer (internet, press, radio, TV, etc.) without being subject to any kind of remuneration.
  11. The decisions of the jury are with no recourse to appeal. The jury is not obliged to award all the prizes and only the jury can grant special prizes. The jury is allowed to stop the performance of any candidate if necessary.
  12. Travel and accommodation expenses are at the candidate’s charge. Nevertheless, on demand at registration and upon availability, free accommodation can be provided with a homestay family.
  13. A 110 € fee (excluding bank fees and non-refundable) has to be paid at registration. The bank transfer has to be identified with the name of the candidate. The account details for the transfer are the following:

Beneficiary :                            Les Jeunesses Musicales
​Domiciliation :                         Banque KOLB - Mirecourt
IBAN :                                       FR76 1325 9021 1220 7960 0020 001
BIC :                                          KOLBFR21

  1. The candidates must register online on www.rimirecourt.com and send before 10th September 2018, by email to civmirecourt@gmail.com, the following documents:
    • The registration form, duly completed and signed,
    • A curriculum vitae,
    • A recent HD photo,
    • A copy of valid ID card or passport,
    • A proof of payment of the registration fees.
  2. The artistic committee of the competition will consider the applications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Registration will only be valid after confirmation from the competition organizers on 20th September 2018 at the latest.
  3. The candidate accepts all the rules and conditions by signing the registration form.


First roundfrom Saturday 10th to Monday 12th November, 2018 - Cinema Rio, Mirecourt
A program for solo violin with an approximate duration of 25 minutes, including:

  1. JS BACH - a work for solo violin (without repeat) from the following list:
  • Sonata n° 1 in G minor (BWV 1001)         Mvt 1-2 (Adagio & Fuga)
  • Partita n° 1 in B minor (BWV 1002)           Mvt 1-4 (Allemanda, Double, Corrente, Double)
  • Partita n° 1 in B minor (BWV 1002)           Mvt 5-8 (Sarabanda, Double, Tempo du borea, Double)
  • Sonata n° 2 in A minor (BWV 1003)          Mvt 1-2 (Grave & Fuga)
  • Partita n° 2 in D minor (BWV 1004)           Mvt 1-4 (Allemanda, Corrente, Sarabanda, Giga)
  • Partita n° 2 in D minor (BWV 1004)           Mvt 5 (Ciaccona)
  • Sonate n° 3 in C major (BWV 1005)          Mvt 1-2 (Adagio & Fuga)
  • Partita n° 3 in E major (BWV 1006)
  1. PAGANINI : One of the capricci
  1. A French contemporary piece for solo violin from the following list:
  • Georges Aperghis                       I.X. (2006)
  • Pierre Boulez                              Anthème (1991)
  • Pascal Dusapin                           In vivo (2017)
  • Bechara El-Khoury                     Trois pièces : Arminia, Beyrouth-Jérusalem, Perpétuel (2013)
  • Philippe Hersant                         Tarab (2010),
  • Philippe Hersant                         Chants du Sud (1996)
  • Marc Monnet                               Fantasia dolorosa (1982)
  • Eric Montalbetti                           Sonate pour violon seul (2016),
  • Eric Tanguy                                 Sonate brève (1999)


Semi-finalefrom Thuesday 13th to Wednesday 14th November, 2018 - Cinema Rio, Mirecourt
A recital with a maximum duration of 60 minutes, including:

  1. A work for violin and piano from the following list:
  • Schubert                                     Fantasy in C major (D934)
  • Schubert                                     Sonata in A major (D574)
  • Schubert                                     Rondo brilliant in B minor, op. 70 (D895)
  • Schubert                                     Sonatina in D major (D384)
  • Schubert                                     Sonatina in A minor (D385)
  • Schubert                                     Sonatina in G minor (D408)
  • Beethoven                                  Sonata n° 1 opus 12 n° 1 in D major
  • Beethoven                                  Sonata n° 2 opus 12 n° 2 in A major
  • Beethoven                                  Sonata n° 3 opus 12 n° 3 in E flat major
  • Beethoven                                  Sonata n° 4 opus 23 in A minor
  • Beethoven                                  Sonata n° 5 opus 24 in F major
  • Beethoven                                  Sonata n° 6 opus 30 n° 1 in A major
  • Beethoven                                  Sonata n° 7 opus 30 n° 2  in C minor
  • Beethoven                                  Sonata n° 8 opus 30 n° 3 in G major
  • Beethoven                                  Sonata n° 9 opus 47 in A major
  • Beethoven                                  Sonate n° 10 opus 96 in G major
  1. A French Sonata for violin and piano from the following list:
  • Pierre de Bréville                        Sonata n° 1 in C sharp minor
  • Claude Debussy                         Sonata
  • Gabriel Fauré                             Sonata n° 1 in A major Op.13
  • Reynaldo Hahn                          Sonata in C major
  • Gabriel Pierné                            Sonata in D minor Op.36
  • Francis Poulenc                         Sonata
  • Maurice Ravel                            Sonata
  • Maurice Ravel                            Sonata Op. posthume
  • Albert Roussel                           Sonata n° 2 in A Op. 28
  1. A virtuoso piece of your choise for solo violin or with piano accompaniment


FinaleFriday 16th Novembre, 2018 - La Rotonde de Thaon-les-Vosges
With the « Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy » under the conductor Julien Masmondet – In the Season program of the « Concerts Classiques d’Epinal »

A concerto from the following list:

  • Brahms                                       Concerto in D major Op.77
  • Lalo                                             Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21
  • Mendelssohn                              Concerto in E minor Op. 64
  • Saint-Saëns                                3rd Concerto in B minor Op. 61
  • Sibelius                                       Concerto in D minor Op. 47
  • Tchaïkovski                                 Concerto in D major Op.35

November 12, 2018 - Violin-Piano Concert

Yoona ha

Yoona HA
1st Prize of the Mirecourt International Violin Competition 2016
Prize of the most impresive personality
Prize of the best interpretation of the french sonata

Vitaly starikov

1st Prize of the Epinal International Piano Competition 2017
Audience Award